Who IS THE BIGDUMBHICK?

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That's me, Jeff Wall. I'm the Bigdumbhick. I'm am acoustic singer/songwriter/storyteller living in Winston-Salem, NC.

"But why Bigdumbhick?"

Because if you do a Google search on Jeff Wall, odds are you will find a Canadian. Either the esteemed photographer Jeff Wall, or the equally esteemed British Columbia based Singer/Songwriter Jeff Wall. Not the bigass, hillbilly, Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller Jeff Wall from North Carolina. But if you do a search for Bigdumbhick, you will find me here, because there is only one Bigdumbhick.

"Ok, But why Bigdumbhick?"

I'm big. My wife says I'm dumb, My kids think I'm a hick. I'm 6'7" and somewhere around 340lbs. I take up a lot of space. I have a Southern accent. When you are this big, and you talk like this, and look like this, people automatically make assumptions, and i like to have fun with that.

"What kind of music do you play?"

I never know how to answer this. I am a solo acoustic musician who has tested positive for all the different Roots Music styles: Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Blues, and even some Punk and Reggae. Does that make me an Americana Artist?

I primarily play original music, I tell stories and I interact A LOT with the audience...they are part of the show. I can play hilarious "R-Rated" shows, I can play Family Friendly shows that you can bring your ultra-devout Grandmother to. I occasionally even play well paying gigs where I'm just background music, playing covers for people while they dining and drink. I try to gear each performance to the audience I am playing to. As a professional it is my goal to entertain without making anyone feel uncomfortable.

 


Jeff Wall

 
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BIGDUMBNEWS

As most of you know, I had a small stroke in Feb, Thankfully it was in my brain, which is the organ that I use the least, however my stroke doctor told me that I could not sing/perform for 3 months or something my explode in my head and nobody wants to see that, much less clean up the mess. Recently I was given the go-ahead to start performing again so I have started booking shows again. They are all up on the calendar.  I'm also going to revive the song a week on the YouTube, so that should be fun.

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  Hope to see you soon

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What is a bigdumbhick?

 

Jeff Wall is the Bigdumbhick, an acoustic singer/songwriter/storyteller from Winston-Salem, North Carolina

At 6’7” and around 340lbs, the “Big” part is obvious. As for the “Dumb” part, He just looks dumb. Big and dumb, like Lennie Small with a guitar in his hands…  but he knows who Lennie Small is and you’re probably going to have to look it up, so maybe he’s not as dumb as he looks.

Originally from Middle Tennessee, He left at 18 to go into the Navy, where he would spend the next 20 years sitting on his butt,
smoking cigarettes, reading anything he could get his hands on, and occasionally being allowed to blow stuff up. He's lived all over the United States, he's traveled the world, and he's met, broken bread, and played music with people from every different point of the political, religious, and social spectrum.  He’s not nearly as “Hick” as he portrays himself to be.

After having played covers for years, He decided in his mid-50s that due to current strength of the music business, that this would be the perfect time to embark upon a career as a Singer/Songwriter, what with there being such an overwhelming demand for old, fat, gray-haired, grumpy, hillbilly singer/songwriters singing about how they can't get laid anymore… Ok,
maybe he’s earned the “Dumb” part honestly.

He’s actually turned out to be an awfully good songwriter.  His music has a definite groove and he has a self-deprecating sense of humor that often comes out in his songs. One moment he will have you laughing so hard that tears are rolling down your face and then he will turn around and kick you right in the guts with a song about mental illness, suicide, and death. It's mighty powerful.

What you see is what you get. There's no pretense, no posturing, and no bullshit. Well, maybe a little bullshit, but he’s real.  He is what he is and he ain’t ashamed of it. He’s an incredibly entertaining performer and well worth checking out.
 
He can also be found online at https://www.youtube/bigdumbhick or  http://www.facebook.com/bigdumbhick

"Jeff Wall is a one of a kind. His show combines a deceptively simple homespun delivery, with humor hilarious and dark. Think a more profane Roger Miller/Kinky Friedman, in the physically imposing body of an older, white, hillbilly, Lawrence Taylor. This is one act you won't want to miss." – Glenn Jones

For fans of Todd Snider, Loudon Wainwright III, John Prine, or Robert Earl Keen, or Bozo the Clown, you just might like you some Bigdumbhick.

Jeff Wall
1bigdumbhick@gmail.com
(226) 926-0315

 

Tour Dates

VIDEOS

My New Years Resolution (which I made in November of 2017) was to post at LEAST one song a week to my YouTube channel. I was doing great at keeping up with this and had a bunch of videos ready to post....then I broke my brain so I had to pause it. Well, I'm starting it back up again.

 


This a cover of the great Tom T. Hall's "That's How I Got To Memphis"

This is a great song that has been recorded by numerous people. My favorite renditions include those by Bobby Bare, The V-Roys, Solomon Burke & Friends, Buddy Miller, Otis Williams, Kelly Willis, Avett Brothers, and Johnny & Rosanne Cash. Go spend some time on YouTube checking them out


An original song written by myself called "If Mama Ain't Happy".


A cover of the great Muddy Waters classic "I Live the Life I Love" (penned by Willie Dixon)


An Original Song, written by me "40 Days & 40 nights - aka Noah's Blues"


Another Willie Dixon penned classic, "Seventh Son" made famous by Johnny Rivers


My father L.T. Jenkins Jr (one of two) had a saying "Don't trust a fart, Don't waste a hard-on, and never pass up a bathroom". This song is a tribute to him.  I recorded this original song when I was sick with the flu. I had a fever, was coughing my ass off, and little did I know that a few days later my coughing would cause a carotid dissection which in turn would cause a stroke.


I believe this to be the first song I ever wrote 

And the finished version


I was trying to write a Gospel song

DEMOS & Worktapes

I write a song, come up with some kind of melody, and then will record it into my phone or a handheld recorder so that I don't forget it all 3 minutes later. I have the memory of a goldfish, just not the charming personality. I had these little worktapes scattered around on a multitude of devices and platforms and decided to throw them all up here so I won't lose them, and also so that I can have access to them from most anywhere. These are all rough recordings that you are welcome to listen to or download.

If you go to the Merch Page, you can download finished songs.

Be aware that many of these songs have changed significantly since these demos were recorded.

 

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